I have been away from the blog a bit mostly due to my step-daughter visiting but I’m back and will have new posts soon.
Lately, I haven’t run into any super interesting words to post about. Leave it to Aussa’s blog to step up, well one of her followers (Anonymous) left a comment that had a fantastic new word in it (new to me that is). It is entirely possible that I have never heard this word before, this is a great day!
Without further delay, I give you:
verb \(ˌ)pər-ˈlȯin, ˈpər-ˌ\
: to take (something that belongs to someone else)
Full Definition of PURLOIN
Examples of PURLOIN
- <the studio stepped up security, fearing that someone might attempt to purloin a copy of the script for the show’s season finale>
There is also an example here, page 304 giving the Etymology.
Hope you enjoyed learning or perhaps just being reminded of Purloin. Say it out loud, it just sounds cool don’t you agree?
12 thoughts on “Purloin”
Purloin…purloin…puurrloin…purlooiin…yeah, roles off the tongue (keyboard?) nicely, I shall try to work into something today. Thanks
🙂 you’re welcome.
It’s really quite sexy.
I have to agree!
Did you not read “The Purloined Letter?” Good read. Love these word posts you blog!
Thanks, nope not heard of it. Is it poetry, bleh
No it’s just garden variety high school/classic literature.
Ohh, maybe I’ll look it up. 🙂
It’s an EAP short story…one of the three or four, I forget, mystery stories. Won’t take you long and you can probably get it online
‘Purloin’ is also cat steak.
Noo that’s Purrloin.